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Visiting Vermont -- The Green Mountain State
Quaint towns, inspiring mountain views!
Vermont Country Store, Weston Vt. (photo by Eric)
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beautiful and bucolic,
Vermont is the state that New England
vacation dreams are made of -- find
out to make the most of your Vermont travels here
something special about Vermont. The classic small villages with tall
church steeples, dramatic but gentle green mountains, pleasing rolling
hills and the overall laid back feeling from a gentler era make Vermont
a prime New England vacation destination.
New England, long-haired hippies, transplanted New Yorkers looking for
a better life, leftist politics, farmers and more walks-of-life
co-exist in this state where almost everywhere you turn looks like a
picture perfect postcard. Diversity may be the way of the people, but
cows still outnumber the human population.
known for world-class alpine skiing and its stunning fall foliage,
Vermont is just as good in the spring and summer when the sweet
mountain air, swimming, boating and hiking opportunities and
spectacular winding country drives create instant memories. Of course,
a Ben and Jerry's ice cream is good at any time of the season, as well
as a tour of its revered home facility in Waterbury, Vt.
is Vermont's biggest city, and it pleases the visitors in big time
ways. Situated on Lake Champlain, some say it looks like a mini San
Francisco. That's debatable, but the bottom line is that Burlington is
a colorful city, especially at Church Street Marketplace where a four
block pedestrian area features hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars,
cafe, galleries, shops and street vendors and entertainers. The
lakefront area is beautiful and also features dining, a park and a
ferry to Port Kent, N.Y. (seasonal).
like Stowe, Woodstock, Dorset and Weston are extraordinarily beautiful,
the types of places you'd expect of Vermont -- loaded with charm,
small-town life, interesting little shops, and unparalleled New England
mountain and rural scenery.
360,000 acre Green Mountain National Forest is a scenic gem, where
visitors can take a nice, picturesque drive or for the more
adventurous, hike the 260 mile Long Trail. The Green Mountains and its
surrounding areas are perfect for fishing, hunting, swimming,, skiing
or just staying at an upscale or rustic resort.
visit to Vermont forces one to relax . When it's time to leave, the
first thought, many times, is to return as soon as possible. It's
simply a beautiful state that deserves a visit and many return ones.
FEATURE TRAVEL ARTICLES, VACATION TIPS AND RESOURCES
and resources from VisitingNewEngland.com and our blog, The
Weekly New England Travel and Vacation
Vermont Destinations - Great Cities
Vermont's best travel
traveled Vermont destinations
Why we love Weston,
VT, and The Vermont Country Store
look at Downtown Lyndonville, VT
pictures that will bring you into the classic villages, towns and
back roads of the "Green Mountain State."
Brattleboro has a unique
personality and a beautifully restored mill town look.
on Stowe VT -- New England Vacation Destination Summaries.
it to Stowe, Vt., for great fall
Vermont's Queen of the
Visiting the idyllic small
Vermont town of Townshend.
is the smallest state capital but offers big-time charm and things to
Johnsbury is the gateway to beautiful Northeast Kingdom
is situated beautifully at 3,618 Mt. Equinox.
small town charm and close proximity to great Vermont attractions, St.
Albans is known as the "Maple Sugar Capital of the World."
Falls is a proud, old community on the mend.
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Vermont Attractions (includes
our New England tourist attractions page for the best things to do in
Commanding fall foliage views at Burke
Vermont Maple Sugaring and maple syrup spring attractions
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hundreds of Vermont
at the lowest available rates in our New England Hotels Guide
Resort in Jeffersonville offers a fantastic scenic Green
Mountains getaway retreat -- with loads of activities!
modern lodging and stunning nearby scenery awaits you at the Comfort
Inn and Suites in St. Johnsbury, Vt.
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Vermont on a Budget at The Thrifty New England Traveler
Cider at The Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury, Vt.
Mill Museum and Waterfall, Weston, Vt.
the Putney General Store, Putney, Vt.
Vermont day trip on $20
Vermont hikes for the family
Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour, Waterbury Vt.
Teddy Bear Tour
the Stowe. Vt., recreation path
travel stories from the New England Travel and Vacation Gazette
A Joyful Stay at the Lynburke Lodge and
Motel, Lyndonville, Vt.
A Visit to Kerrigan's Market and Deli, West
Beloved Miss Lyndonville Diner, Lyndonville, Vt.
The Historic Lyndon Freighthouse Restaurant,
Gift Shop and Train Museum, Lyndonville, Vt.
Pump House Indoor Water Park, Jay Peak, Vt.
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